The Best Insurance? Ditch Coal!
15th November 2017

Today members of Coal Action Network joined Unfriend Coal and Divest London at the headquarters of international insurance companies AIG and Lloyds to demand bolder action to move away from coal. Most major insurance companies underwrite various stages of the coal supply-chain, including open-cast coal mines. Anton Lementuev, a resident in the Kuzbass coal-mining region […]


Today protests are taking place across Russia, including in the coal producing Kuzbass region, in criticism of the devastating social and environmental violence wrought by the coal mining industry. The protesters include members of the Shor indigenous community whose lands and ways of life are being destroyed by opencast coal mining in the region. The […]

The end of opencast coal mining creeps closer
22nd September 2017

The tide has certainly turned against opencast coal mining in the UK. Since 2010 the number of active coal mines is down from 31 to just 9 with more expected to stop selling coal soon.1 The only new opencast coal mine expected to be started this year, Field House in County Durham is in troubled […]

May confirms UK coal phase-out
18th September 2017

Today (18th September 2017) Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will stop using coal for electricity generation by 2025. In a speech delivered in Canada she said, “[W]e have confirmed our joint commitment to supporting the global transition away from a reliance on coal as an energy source. Once again, the UK […]

Canaries Shut the Mine – Bristol Benefit Gig
11th September 2017

Bristol Rising Tide Presents: Canaries Shut the Mine Friday 22nd September 7pm £5 Featuring: Solana – Polyrhythmic folk world music. The Globo Collective – psychedelic good vibes fusion. Otherstory Puppetry – Roots of Resistance live animation show celebrating 20 years of environmental direct action with Earth First! Cocktails, local cider from Barley Wood Orchard, snacks […]